“If you could go on a trip to anywhere in the world where would that be?” I ask my son. It was a sunny afternoon. I was sitting at the table drinking coffee and dreaming of the great time we had in Vanuatu when he was six years old. We saw bright tropical fish as […]
The image is of Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. It’s located in the Central Highlands in Lake St Clair National Park. They say it’s the fifth highest mountain in Tasmania. It is one of my favourite places in the world. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #26: Mountains
“What would you rather? Kimchi or cheese?” a Korean acquaintance asked me at a mahjong party not too long ago. The Hong Kong Chinese Auntie who taught me and my Egyptian Australian friend the game was teasing us for being too obvious with our emotions when we play. “Aiyoo! We can see what you want from […]
In country New South Wales, far away from Sydney’s city life, there is a 57-year-old man, Chris Berkhout, who rides his bicycle more than 200 km every year on the anniversary of his son’s suicide. He has done so for the past five years, travelling the long and bumpy road from Tamworth to Inverell. Rain, hail […]
If you head out to Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Mall you may come across them — a group of strong-willed and passionate grandmothers knitting for a cause. For almost three years Tasmanian grandmothers, also known as Tassie Nannas, have been protesting against the Australian Government’s policy of offshore detention with their knitting needles. In 2013, the […]
Sometimes it is lovely to look up at that blue Australian sky. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #21: Sky
For the Joy came in the mail two weeks ago. A friend, Miriam Chan, who once took me on a mission trip to Thailand, compiled 21 stories from Australian missionary mothers about their experiences “on the field” with co-editor Sophia Russell and published a book. “It took four years,” Miriam tells me over the phone. After receiving rejection […]
The string of shoes was found in Melbourne many years ago. I’m not sure if they’re still there. Captured the image on the phone. It’s my entry for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday this week!
Found on a bush walk some time ago down in Tassie. I liked the grey and green. It is my entry for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday this week.
It’s an interesting relationship. Korea is the country of my parents’ birth, and where I derive my ethnic heritage. I have fond memories of it, but more often than not as an outsider trying to fit in. The following is a post I published last year. My memory of Seoul is always cold. They say […]
This story comes from the UK. By now it’s probably done the rounds. But I wanted to collect this one. Lewis Hornby just made life a whole lot easier for seniors living with dementia by taking the time to understand them. The London based student wanted to help his own grandmother who was living with the […]
There is a mountain in Hobart. I’ve always known it as Mt Wellington. But it reclaimed its aboriginal name not too long ago — Kunanyi. On a clear day, you can see the Derwent river stretch before you and flow out to sea. Not that day though. We had gone up but the clouds covered […]